The similarities between San Jose's Game 3 win over Detroit and the one last year are spooky, but this year's version of the Sharks doesn't fold when the going gets tough.
With a come-from-behind, 4-3 overtime win over the Red Wings, the Sharks are revealing themselves to be playoff demons as opposed to being haunted by them come springtime.
Jimmy Howard is again a hero in Detroit. The Red Wings are again back in the series. But both must repeat Tuesday's efforts against a Phoenix team that just won't quit.
Reaching last season's conference finals was gravy for the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, it's expected. Can this young team top itself under such lofty expectations?
The collective feeling in the Red Wings' locker room after the defending champs ousted the Anaheim Ducks in seven games: relief.